Supervisory work is largely about bringing people together to solve problems. Difficult situations in work life are often complex dilemmas and contradictions that have no simple solution. It’s important for a supervisor to balance between conflicts of perspective, cultivate willingness to try things, and inspire the right kinds of moods within the team and yourself. A key ability is the ability to inspire the employees to consider the problem slowly and curiously, trying to outdo the previous solutions. When the supervisor’s problem-solving skills are in order, you’re able to maintain a long-term focus, have things running smoothly and reduce the number of conflicts.